About Us

A Business-Focused, and Supportive Chamber of Commerce

What does the West Ryde Chamber of Commerce offer?

 

The West Ryde Chamber of Commerce is one of the longest-serving chambers within the City of Ryde that has been representing and supporting local businesses since 27 May 1992.

The chamber operates as a non-profit organisation with the aim to help businesses in West Ryde and the surrounding suburbs to network, grow and reach their ultimate goals through our organised monthly networking events, both breakfast and after business hours. We welcome visitors and potential new members to our events.

We partner with local community groups like Neighbourhood Watch, Meadowbank West Ryde Progress Association and the City of Ryde to deliver events such as the West Ryde Easter Parade & Fair, Christmas Carols on ANZAC Park and the Business Expo during October.

The West Ryde Chamber gives business owners within the postcode 2114 and the surrounding suburbs, the opportunity to network, build business connections and promote their organisation for growth.

Evening Networking

These sessions also give the opportunity to host the Chamber members every second month (July, September, November, February and April) at a local business from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Breakfast Networking

Hosted every second month (August, October, March and May) at a local cafe from 7:30 am to 8:30 am to allow businesses to network with other members

Chamber Participation

Participation at local fairs and events allowing members to promote their business and services at one of our stands

Members Promotion

The Chamber and its members promotion is held at the local shopping area on the second Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Executive Committee

Our team of professionals are experienced and ready to help you grow your business. While actively promoting our members, our team also help businesses build valuable relationships by networking and creating opportunities for themselves and their clients.

Artin Etmekdjian - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Artin Etmekdjian

President
With over 30 years in public practice Artin has developed an extensive knowledge bank which allows him to advise the SME market across a diverse spectrum of issues ranging from business setup to business restructuring in-order to ensure that the ultimate benefit to the client is delivered in the areas of tax minimization, asset protection and wealth creation.

As a Chartered Accountant & Certified Xero Advisor Artin is well equipped to provide the full support to ensure smooth record keeping and driving efficiency with the use of modern software technology

Jerry Yessaeian - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Yessaeian

Vice President

Jerry is the hands-on Managing Director and co-founder of DC Encompass. He is passionate about helping clients to harness the power of technology to improve their business performance. In an IT career spanning more than 20 years, Jerry has worked for many high-profile organisations, including Unisys, Fairfax Media, Hewlett Packard and the NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation.
Rob Senior - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Maryam Gholamzadeh

Secretary

Maryam is the Principal Lawyer of MGH Lawyers in Pymble and is our acting Secretary for West Ryde Chambe of Commerce. Maryam is all about helping people in their personal legal matters and takes a strategic approach in helping her clients. Her specialty is acting in sale and purchase of property, Wills and Estate and Family Law. She is a tough negotiator and gets the details right although her clients praise her for empathy and efficiency.

Fazal Hameed - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Fazal Hameed

Treasurer

Hameed is hardware and software guru with three decades of experience. He looks after computers, ensuring they are secure and well serviced on regular basis. The dedication shown by Hameed towards his work, makes him an asset to anyone business. Hameed is passionate about building a strong Chamber which focuses on networking and giving to the business community.

Jerry Yessaeian - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Odette Quine

Memberships

A motivated, dedicated and highly efficient professional with over 30 years of experience in the Finance Industry in management positions. Throughout my career, I have developed exceptional skills in organisation and time management and am confident in managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders. I have a very strong understanding of business processes and am able to contribute to growth and revenue effectively. I have successfully led large numbers of staff through significant internal projects and company changes. I am committed to complying with budgetary and scheduling requirements and contributing to the achievement of business objectives.

Nora Etmekdjian - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Nora Etmekdjian

Board Member

Nora is a finance broker, running her own business. She is keen to help small business and individuals to achieve their financial goals. She has been part of the West Ryde Chamber well over a decade. Nora is keen to help drive growth into the local business community and build awareness of the importance of the chamber and the role it plays in connecting businesses together.

Kedarnath Pagaddinnimath - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Kedarnath Pagaddinnimath

Board Member

Kedarnath ( Kevin) Pagaddinnimath JP has a very strong background in Sales nearly 8 years in the Real Estate Industry as a licensed independent agent with the First National Group for 4years and at present with the Fincorp Property Group since 4 years as Sales Director ( NSW)) He has also been very actively involved with the community for nearly 20 Years . In May he was awarded Community Hero award for 2022 by City of Ryde . He is the Co-Founder of Australian South Asian Forum Inc.,Chairperson of the South Asian Film Arts and Literature Festival and President of Ryde Indian Association.

Nora Etmekdjian - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Elena Moskofian

Board Member

Elena is a seasoned digital marketer, with extensive experience across various verticals, notably in FMCG. She is the Director and Head Strategist at Elite Digital, a boutique agency specialising in lead generation, website design,  SEO and paid advertising. She has a strong background in developing successful commercial strategies and leading the development of brand building initiatives to deliver incremental value and return on investment for SME’s. She is also a valued member of AMI (Australian Institute of Marketing).

Christopher Galloway

Christopher Galloway

Board Member

I have a background in financial management, I drive operational optimisation, creating scalable, agile businesses that are focused on generating value for the customer, while maximising shareholder and stakeholder outcomes. I am hands-on as a leader, and have been running organisations for over 15 years.

Kedarnath Pagaddinnimath - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Syd Nair

Board Member

Syd Nair started his carrier in IT in 1992 as a System Analyst; faced with the growing difficulties in communicating with the network engineers decided to learn more about Networking and Firewall. This made him transition from Software into Networking.
 
In April 2003 Syd started his own firm and ComputerWerx was formed. Syd is fuelled by commitment to excellence and goes the extra mile to make sure clients are fully satisfied with ComputerWerx work.
 
As professional IT Consultants, he believes in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. ComputerWerx represent many of the world’s top IT companies in the Australian market.
Nora Etmekdjian - West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Linda Kim

Board Member

Linda Kim BDes (VisComm), MBA is the founder and CEO of IDEACLIP & SPAZII. Spazii.com being her latest project is a marketplace built to connect local cafes and restaurants with underutilised space with users seeking short-term space hire for once-off, recurring or monthly usage. Her mission is to help small businesses thrive by using top-notch tech as an instrument with the mission to harness the power of people and positivity for the greater good.